See Transportation for additional information.

Fleet Vehicles and Driver Training

Grinnell College owns fleet vehicles that can be used for College-related business by approved College drivers, which includes faculty, staff, students, and volunteers. Drivers must complete the approval process, as directed by Facilities Management, in order to reserve a fleet vehicle. Please contact Facilities Management for information regarding this process.

Fleet vehicles are picked up and returned to the Campus Safety parking lot. Drivers must present a valid driver’s license when checking out a fleet vehicle.

Bus Service


Trailways Bus Service provides regular route service between Omaha, NE and Chicago, IL.  This route has a pick-up and drop-off location at Grinnell College in front of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center.  To search schedules and purchase a ticket, please visit the Trailways website or call 1-800-992-4618 option 2.

Rental Car Service

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

1-800-257-1136 or (641) 752-1000 

Please contact a rental office or visit the Enterprise website for reservations.

Shuttle Services

Local Shuttle

Peoplerides Transportation Service

Peoplerides provides scheduled service from Grinnell College to Walmart. This scheduled service operates daily Monday thru Friday. The pick-up and drop-off location for this service is in front of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center (JRC). The shuttle departs campus at 11:30 a.m. and departs Walmart at 12:45 p.m. for its return to campus. Round-trip tickets can be purchased at Student Affairs located on the third floor of the Rosenfield Center for $5.00, cash only.

Peoplerides provides transportation services to everyone, regardless of age, income, or disability. Their vehicles are handicap accessible to serve the diverse needs of their clients.

*The subsidized vouchers (tickets) purchased at the Student Affairs are not eligible for individual transportation arrangements listed below.

The Peoplerides public transit service provides convenient, low-cost transportation for trips that either originate or end in Hardin, Marshall, Poweshiek, and Tama counties. Trips can be for work, medical appointments, shopping, education, social, or any other transportation need.

To schedule a ride, contact Peoplerides dispatchers at least twenty-four hours in advance at 1-888-616-4298 or 641-752-6202. For more information on Peoplerides see Region 6 Planning Commission.

Peoplerides routes and fare information are subject to change annually on July 1.

Out-of-Town Shuttle Service


Learn more about the shuttle and shuttle schedule at Transportation and Shuttles for Students located on the Facilities Management website.

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